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The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!

Once every few years, you get a chance to vote at the polls. However, every single day you get a chance to vote at the till. How you spend your money has political, economic, environmental... 



Compassion Farm Update – July

Hello Folks! Between being instrumental in starting the new Lantzville Farmers’ Market and being President of the Bowen Road Farmers’ Market, a lot of people are asking where things... 



Food: Some Thoughts On Veganism

In reading about different diets, we may have come across words of encouragement by famous people on the merits of vegetarianism. Einstein has said: “Nothing will benefit human health... 



Food: Arable Land, Local Food, and Social Evolution

Until recent discussions about food security, we rarely thought about agriculture — the soil, the water needed, the sun, the farmer. Our thinking has been something like this: It’s... 



Save the World with Leftovers

I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result... 



The Value of Food

It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and... 



Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities

Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral... 



The Safety of Our Food

The world is a dangerous place. And the list of dangers includes our food supply.   If a government agency with a mandate to protect us from food-borne pathogens tells us a food is... 



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